Patent to Robbert Bottelaer

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Robbert Bottelaer a certain lot located on the island of Manhattan; bounded on the south side by Joris Homs; on the north side by Everhardus Bogardus; its breadth in front on the public road is 2 rods, 4½ feet; its length is 5 rods and 7 feet, in front and in the rear of equal breadth, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 12 March 1647.


Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II, Land Papers, 1630-1664 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.